Touted as the first national British Muslim station, Awesome Radio has ceased broadcasting on DAB radio.
Awesome Radio was one of three Asian commercial stations, along with Sunrise Radio and Panjab Radio, to launch on DAB nationally in March 2016. However, since its launch, Awesome Radio was mostly broadcasting back-to-back music. Incidentally, the station had launched on 29th February 2016 and has gone off-air exactly 18 months later today. Awesome Radio continues to broadcast on Awesome Radio’s website.
There was talk earlier this year that its sister station, Asian Sound Radio was to launch nationally in May. Some rumours suggested that Asian Sound Radio would replace Awesome Radio but the idea was scrapped. At the time, Asian Sound Radio had publicised the national plans on its local Manchester frequency.
Awesome Radio is the second national station to go off-air after Share Radio.
At the time of filing this article, BizAsiaLive.com was awaiting a response from Asian Sound Radio.